I am a CMV mother and nonfiction writer dedicated to seeing the eradication of congenital CMV. I’m currently working on a book about CMV called THE SILENCE VIRUS and I’m represented by the William Morris agency.

My work has appeared in The New York Times, Brain, Child Magazine, Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction (where it won the Editor’s Prize), The South Loop Review, The Denver Post, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. I have spoken about CMV in hospitals, schools, medical conferences, and foundations, and I’m available to speak at medical conferences and parent groups. You can email me at thesilencevirus at gmail dot com.

Any artful pictures you see here were taken by my wonderfully talented friend, Ali V.